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W.Va. high speed chase runs through 2 counties

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office released more information on a high speed chase that ran through two counties in West Virginia.

The report comes from Metro News out of West Virginia.

The driver of a black Infiniti refused to stop when Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies attempted to pull him over for defective equipment and speeding on Oct. 12.

The driver identified as Austin Michael Roher of Leetown reached speeds of over 111 miles per hour as he proceeded down Route 9 west.

Roher took the Kearneysville Leetown exit through a stop sign before turning south onto Leetown Road with authorities in pursuit.

Roher managed to avoid spike strips turned off his lights and turned onto Sulphur Springs Road using the oncoming lane.

Berkeley County Deputies joined the pursuit when Roher ran through a red light into Berkeley County.

Roher drove onto Winchester Road Route 11 stopping at a dead end on Lobo Lane.

Officers gave verbal commands for Roher to exit the vehicle to no avail.

When Authorities reached the vehicle they found Roher with a self-inflected gunshot wound.

Roher was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Berkeley County Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation into the incident continues.

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